Story Time: Stories by the Mound

Bring your kids to story time! A Freedom Center staff member or volunteer will read a story that highlights minority baseball players and their impact on the game of baseball and American culture.

Book: Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl’s Baseball Dream by: Crystal Hubbard (book read by Freedom Center Staff/ Volunteer)

Ages: k – 6

National Anthem Coast to Coast Sing-a-Long

This year, many schools are participating in the National Anthem movement -- a simultaneous, coast to coast sing-a-long of the Star-Spangled Banner. At precisely 10:00 a.m. PST - 1:00 p.m. EST, students are being asked to sing our National Anthem coast to coast. The event brings students together -- as the world came together -- in the weeks and months following 9/11 and is sponsored by the American Public Education Foundation. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will invite local school districts to be involved with a national sing-a-long of the Star Spangled Banner.

Historians Against Slavery Keynote Luncheon: Clarence G. Newsome, PhD

“A Birth of a New Freedom”
Clarence G. Newsome, PhD is the president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

Tsione Wolde-Michael, National Museum of African American History and Culture
Nancy Bercaw, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution

Co-hosted by Historians Against Slavery & the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Historians Against Slavery Conference

1:30-3:00 – Concurrent Panels
Panel: “Contemporary Lessons from Past Abolitionists”

Chair: Matthew Mason, Brigham Young University
Nikki Berg Burin, University of North Dakota, “Sex and Slavery in North Dakota: Past and Present”
Elizabeth Regosin, St. Lawrence University, “’Down with slavery everywhere’: Frederick Douglass as a Guide to Prison Abolitionists”
Christopher P. Momany, Adrian College, “The Consequentialist Century: How Outcomes-Based Thinking is Enabling Contemporary Human Trafficking”

Historians Against Slavery Conference

9:00-10:30 – Concurrent Panels
Panel: “The Perils and Rewards of Using the Term Slavery”

Chair: Zoe Trodd, University of Nottingham
Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie, Howard University: “The Comparative Fallacy: New Slaves and Old Slaves”
Lyndsey Beutin, University of Pennsylvania: “Making Human Trafficking Modern-Day Slavery: Scholarly, Institutional, and State Discourse”
Norberto O. Ferreras, Fluminense Federal University, “From the Epistemic to the Political War: The 57A/1999 Constitutional Amendment in Brazil”

Historians Against Slavery Conference

2:00-3:30 Concurrent Sessions
Panel: “Interrogating the Efficacy of State Intervention against Slavery, Then and Now”
Chair: Jean Allain, Queen’s University, Belfast
Paul Finkelman, University of Saskatchewan and University of Pennsylvania, “What We Can Learn from the Closing of the African Slave Trade and the Twentieth Century Suppression of Slavery: International Law, Legal Regulation and History”


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